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Actions made alone in landscape after school drop off.

Actions made alone in landscape after school drop off.

A series of  short sactions made outside walking in the landscape near my home after dropping my youngest son off at school. These sketches deal directly with my feelings of being confined and frustrated by my role as Mother and are an attempt to release emotions into the landscape through my actions. The performances are...
MSee

MSee

At home time my youngest son Naoise excitedly handed me an orange covered book with “me, mummy” written on the front that he wants to use to draw pictures of “me in my mummy’s tummy when she was pregnant and him in my tummy when I was pregnant.” In this video Naosie can be seen drawing me developing inside my...
Disrupted family portrait

Disrupted family portrait

Video from M(other) Stories, 4th May 2015 
Ma Ma/ Boo Boo

Ma Ma/ Boo Boo

The film utilises 215 intimate family photographs and home video footage taken by the artist, together with autobiographical prose that weaves a journey through Helen's thoughts, feelings and experiences of breastfeeding.
Mummification

Mummification

https://youtu.be/cKXpSno_KSM We are stuck together, forever bound to our children, always mother’s. Video from Mummification: The Egg The Womb The Head & The Moon   
Milk on Rocks

Milk on Rocks

Milk on Rocks documents a performance whereby Sargeant scrubs a rock on the yorkshire moors near her home with a bucket of cow’s milk.  The milk makes a large white mark and drips down the rough surface of the rock as she scrubs. With this work Sargeant connects the body of the woman with the landscape,...
HRH Prince of Wales' Socks

HRH Prince of Wales’ Socks

Helen Sargeant gently mocks the pretensions of royalty, and by extension those in a position of unquestioned high regard. As the socks and their wearer strike poses familiar as those of the heir to the throne Helen whistles the national anthem. A disconcerting film that is as much a comment about the ownership of land...
The Consultation

The Consultation

The Consulation depicts Sargeant manipulating a child's cuddly toy and enacting a visit to the doctors
Cat in a bag

Cat in a bag

A womans' hand repetitively squeezes a sound box of a cat meowing from inside a children's soft toy.
Birdie

Birdie

A puppet mother bird feeds her puppet chicks in a privet hedge.
Land poem song

Land poem song

Sargeant sings a version of Aretha Franklins’ I say a little prayer. A song of loss set in a suburban landscape. A woman’s identity disintegrates into her environment as she reflects upon a failed relationship.
the birthday party

the birthday party